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LUChA and MMBA special event hosting students from from the Student Immigrant Movement (SIM)

Event Date: 
Friday, April 13, 2012 - 6:00pm

MIT’s La Union Chicana por Aztlan (LUChA) and MIT’s Minority Business Association (MMBA) would like to invite you to a very special event. On Friday, April 13th at 6 PM in 4-237, LUChA and MMBA will be hosting students from the Student Immigrant Movement (SIM) to come speak on their experiences and struggles as undocumented students.

The Student Immigrant Movement (SIM) is a statewide immigrant youth-led organization based in Massachusetts. They identify, recruit and develop leaders in local cities and towns who are invested in improving their communities through relational building, leadership development, electoral organizing and using both strategic and motivational campaigns that build movement.

Their vision is that all immigrant students have equal access to higher education, are not discriminated based on their immigration status, collectively realize their full potential, define their own identity and become fully engaged in every aspect of society that affects their lives.

There has been a lot of political discussion on the rights of immigrant students to receive higher education, and these students will be coming to talk about their experiences and struggles in getting through the academic system to achieve their goals.

We will hear their stories and they will be open to questions. This is a very amazing opportunity to hear firsthand about the struggles of students facing political adversity while trying to go to school. We hope to learn more about how this is relevant to the MIT community and students in general. They will be explaining their upcoming strategies to getting in-state tuition and their hope is that in informing us, they’ll gain a number of allies and supporters who can make calls, send postcards/letters, or help in any way they can. It cannot be stressed enough that we as students can be in solidarity with students who besides their legal status are just like us.

We hope to see you there,